Do Now: 3/25/14, Holding a Mirror to Race

Do Now: Tuesday, 3/25/14, 2014

Read the essay and describe the image below from Holding a Mirror to Race in three individual sentences using photographic compositional terms. Post your response directly into the blog under “Leave a Reply”.

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Take time to look at the image(s).  What do you see?  How do the images make you feel? What visual threads tie the images together – what do the images share that makes the story come together?

Refer to the photographic compositional link above for ideas and accurate terms to describe the images, then choose three concepts, for example:
  • Speak about the camera angle, lens choice, background, the props and lighting.
  • Does the image follow the rule of thirds (explain)?
  • Describe the compositional elements; shape / form, line, space, value, texture and color within the image.
  • Describe the compositional principles; emphasis, balance, unity, contrast, movement / rhythm and pattern / repetition within the images.

42 thoughts on “Do Now: 3/25/14, Holding a Mirror to Race

  1. In this image the photo is all black and white. However in the mist of all the dark there is a bright gold that stands out from all the other dark colors. So I would say that there is some sort of high contrast with the gold and black. The image has one arm in an angle thats shorter than the other making it not follow the rule of thirds.

  2. This image follows the rule of thirds because her elbows are hitting 2 of the 4 power points , There is low contrast because the image is pretty dull and gray , this image was shot at eye level.
    -Melissa Dohsman

  3. this image follows the rule of thirds she seems centered in the middle of the portrait.the lighting is very dim and dull this photograph seems to be very told and seems to have 1 light and natural light.

  4. -I see a really old picture that has a woman from the late 18 centuries.
    This image makes me feel like she wealthy and serious . She breaks the rule of thirds
    with the her elbow. This image has two lights that shine on the image.

  5. The image does not follow the rule of thirds. There is medium to high contrast with the black and gold. There is texture within the image that are made with the frame.

  6. the image has a very low contrast with a lot of pure blacks.theres a paridox of yellowy gold and with front lighting.do not judge my comment lol

  7. The image has a low contrast and emphasis on the gold necklace and bracelets. This image follows the rule of thirds because her elbows touches the power points. Direct eye contact is also visible as well as the texture from the frame.

  8. This picture was taken with a backdrop and was intentionally taken, this picture breaks the rule of thirds and was refirbished in a newer clearer version, this picture was taken at eye level

  9. The image follows the rule of thirds and is shot at a front angle. The image’s frame is bold and makes the photo appear small. The eye contact of the subject gives direct eye contact and is at eye level giving equal status between the position of the photographer and the subject.

  10. The frame has contrast and the image follow the rule of thirds because of the elbows interacting with the two points if the grid was placed. There is direct eye contact. there is a pattern within the frame.

  11. Theres lots of value in this image.The image doesn’t have much light the grays are very dark.The frame/boarder has color and some pattern.Theres shape also within the frame theres an oval shape that surrounds her.

  12. This image is black and white. The frame has texture. Her elbows touch two of the points it follows the rule of thirds. The subject is giving direct eye contact so its taken at eye level.

  13. Theres lots of value in this image.The image doesn’t have much light the grays are very dark.The frame/boarder has color and some pattern.Theres shape also within the frame theres an oval shape that surrounds her.

  14. This image does follow the Rule of Thirds. There is also texture, especially on the frame of the photo. It is also a black and white image, and the subject is making direct eye contact.

  15. The image has a old texture. Also the image does follow the rule of thirds. The image also is black and white. The image remind me of out with the old in with the new. Lastly the subject is looking at me and it leads the eye.

  16. There is a high contrast between the border of the picture, the actual picture and her jewelry. The values of the picture are low because most of the picture is dark gray to black. There is pattern/repetition because of the border of the oval shape.

  17. In this image we can see that there’s medium contrast since it is mostly in black and white. There’s pattern, which is around the frame. This image does follow the rule of third. She’s giving direct eye contact.

  18. This image has medium contrast. It also carries the rule of thirds it touches 2 out of 4 power points.Theres repetition/pattern in the frame. She’s giving direct eye contact and eye level.

  19. This image follows the rule of thirds and is shot at front view. The frame in the image is bold and makes the photo appear smaller then it may be. The eyes of the subject are directly looking forward and is at eye level giving equal status between the position of the photographer and the subject.

  20. the image follows the rule of thirds. this is a black and white image. the subject is making direct eye contact. there is a lot of value in this image. it has a medium contrast. two power points are touching her arms. theres repetition/pattern in the frame. (eye level)

  21. The photograph is taken at an eye level and the subject is making eye contact. The image has pattern in the gold frame and it has medium contrast. The image does not follow the rule of thirds because the womens sholders touch the middle grid.

  22. The image is black and white, the only thing with colour is the woman’s jewelry. There is a pattern in the colour. This image does not follow the Rule of Thirds.

  23. There is low contrast because the image is pretty dull and gray , this image was shot at eye level. This image follows the rule of thirds because her elbows are hitting 2 of the 4 power points .

  24. this image is mid contrast, this image was shot from a eye level.heres shape also within the frame theres an oval shape that surrounds her.

  25. This image lighting is very dark with a mid of contrast. It also has a subject who is the women that looks it was taken during the early 20’s. However the picture does follow the rule of thirds because the picture was shoot at a distance where you can see the whole subject clearly and its background.

  26. This photo has a subject who is a women that looks to be dress in the 1920s. The picture also follows the rule of thirds because the two focal points touch. This photo has dark contrast.

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